Marcel Breuer and the Invention of Heavy Lightness

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7cefe0841efefbc50ac5834136d92040.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>How could an architect who had made the pursuit of lightness the essence of his design aspirations become one of the great form-givers of the aesthetics of weightiness?</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this rich examination of the work of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/121640/marcel-breuer" rel="nofollow" >Marcel Breuer</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/315648/barry-bergdoll" rel="nofollow" >Barry Bergdoll</a> explores the marked shifts between his early European and later American work, and finds a constant in the pursuit of lightness.&nbsp;In his efforts to&nbsp;reconcile vernacular traditions with modern expression and the conditions of contemporary life, Bergdoll argues, Breuer created buildings that&nbsp;"held heavy and light in remarkable equipoise."<br></p>           

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